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INFORMATION SEEKER

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term that was identified in 1948 by US educational theorist Kenneth D. Benne, 1908-1992 and 20th-century US social psychologist Paul Sheats following studies of discussion groups conducted at the National Training Laboratories.

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INTCRJUDGE RELIABILITY, INTERRESPONSE TIME (IRT)

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thegn term that is used to describe the time between successive responses, especially between successive responses of the same type.

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INTCRTRIAL INTERVAL (ITI)

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the term that is used to describe the time between successive presentations of the stimulus in a series of experimental trials.

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INTERDENTAL

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1. a term describing and denoting a speech sound made with the tongue placed between the upper and lower front teeth such as in th. 2. Name for a speech sound.

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INTERDEPENDENCE

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1. A dependence on 2 or more people, things, events or entities on each other. 2. A state where factors rely on or react with each other. A change in one equals a change in the other.

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INTERDEPENDENCE THEORY

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theory applied to the approach to analysing social interactions and relationships that focuses on how each person's outcomes depend on the actions of others. See outcome interdependence.

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INTERDEPENDENT SELF-CONSTRUAL

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View of the self that emphasises a person's embeddedness in a network of social relationships and downplays their unique traits or accomplishments. Compare independent self construal.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

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an approach where people or information using more than one discipline will collaborate and obtain more detailed information about a topic or situation. More comprehensive answers will be gotten.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM

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a health care team made up of professionals from different disciplines to provide therapeutic approach to problems and matters. Information is shared and compared to get a better picture of what needs doing.

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INTEREST

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This term describes the attitude characterised by a need to give selective attention to something that is significant to a person such as an activity, goal or research area.

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